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past that meander up and down the park under pines and eucalyptus. hang out in this environment and you might see butterflies it, fennel, and then the lines. -- dandelions. is ada accessible. public transit is plentiful. we have conquered the steps, we have watched the dogs, and we have enjoyed a beautiful view. this is a place to take someone special on a romantic stroll and enjoyed a beautiful look out. welcome to corona heights located in the heart of this district. it offers a view of the downtown skyline, the bay bridge, and the east bay. it is one of the best kept secrets in the city. it is hardly ever crowded. on any given day, you will run into a few locals. , bought a 37 bus to get there without any parking worries. for legged friends can run freely. there is also a patch of grass for the small box. >> it is a great place. it is a wonderful place to have these kinds of parks. that dog owners appreciate it. >> take time to notice of the wildfires that are on the grassland and keep your head out on the lookout for hawks and other bird life. be sure to take your camera and be prep
their work or given back to the environment through culture, through arts and through many of the hard work and we will unveil who will receive this dedication today. as many of you know trees are very important for our communities. they provide us shade, they deter water from going into our storm systems, they provide a place for birds and butterflies and of course they help us clean our air. arbor day is a very important event. it is celebrated not just in america, but all over the world and i'm honored that we are kicking this event. i would like to thank the mayor for bringing arbor day back to san francisco. this is our 8th arbor day. i will welcome mayor lee to the stage. >> thank you the dpw, the recreation department, to all of those who helped us in working today. arbor day, it is an annual celebration that we have struggled very hard to make sure this city appreciate because the trees are part of a great answer and solution to reducing carbon emissions and be sure we have greenery and beautification for our citizens. a lot of my friends celebrated chinese new years in china and th
they have to go back to habits that they may have learned. whether from their families or environment they grew up in. i am cognizant of that, having grown up in public housing. and to get better. and to try to do that with the public housing residents now. to give hope to them. no matter where they are, sunnyvale or potrero. but to work with the families and it's not just brick and mortar. i want to give you my personal thoughts of bringing everyone together. it's worth it. it's worth every ounce of our energy to really fill in all the gaps. what makes me the saddest is when diag, and i and police chief suhr get the texts on the mornings where we see a victim of crime. and what i usually do is put a face on that. and i get characteristics. young black male. hispanic male. victim, 2 a.m. gunshot wound, sf general, did not survive. and i try to put my own face on that, which is the kids that i see that we try to graduate up. or middle school kids that i would have seen. what could i have done for them. whether some counseling or guidance. or some support to the family. and we can be ve
the benefit of two city projects ongoing right now in dense urban environments both the terminal project and the central subway project and one with deep excavation and under a tunnel and we will be working with the m ta and the agency to find out their lessons learned and with respect to the pedestrian control and use all of the effective measure that is those programs have used on this project during the planning phase we will include all of those within our requirements for mitt gage and then we will go on and regularly monitor that administrate gages plan and report to the community so they can see that the contractors are in fact holding to all of the mitigation plans as it relates to the public and the cracker staff. >> well that is very good but i live in a community where there is currently construction going on in the streets and there is no dust control there and i have to wash my car and clean my car often because of all of the dust not to mention the house and the windows who pace for that? >>> again, i don't know who's in charge of your project. i can try to find that o
of a horrible environment and feel good. >> where does this animal go after this? >> they go for the shots and then the kennel. >> and if they just found this, and once we enter everything in the computer and they can track to find out if the dog went back home. we hold them for five days. >> this is a stray dog and it came in today and we immobilize it and then put it in a room with food and water. >> and then evaluate for medical behavior and see if anyone is interested in adopting then. >> we want to be sure that their behavior is good for the average adopter and not aggression problem, toward people or animals. >> and if they growl and don't bite the hand, she passes that. and good girl, in case she has something in her mouth, we get it out. and one more test, called the startle test and it startled hear but she came to me. and passed the handling test. >> for the mental exam i feel for lumps and bumps. and the ears and see if they are infected and look at the eyes and be sure they are clear and don't have cataracts and look at their teeth and heart. this is the first job that i feel i
a environment that supports innovation and we are in many regards the innovation capitol of the world and i am so proud to see this effort launched here today. as mayor, i have focused on jobs, as a top priority and making sure that our youth get quality education and training them to be able to compete for the jobs of the 21st century economy. the fact is and i have said this often, you can't give a job to a dead youth. you can't tell that youth not to lose hope. and that they can succeed no matter where you come from for too long. we have seen too much violence in our communities and it must end. yesterday i signed into law the nation's first ban on possession of halopoint ammunition in san francisco. we worked closely with supervisor cohen to introduce this legislation. these extra deadly bullets have no place in our streets. we are also creating an early warning system to alert us when individuals make massive purchases of ammunition, because even if there is a remote possibility we can prevent another tragedy, we are morally bound to do so. and we must support president obama and senator
is here our park and recreation director. we have environment director here. yes, we of our mayor's office of disabilities here and john is here. we have our arts director here as well tom. i want to also thank all of them. i want to thank the chrnd day kids who are here as well. go get them. and i want to thank especially the president of our san francisco board of education thank you richard important being here. she's all of our school and everybody. lucille thank you for being here. i'm so excited. i'm so excited you, you know, tomorrow the giants starts and i hope some of you are going to be here. i still can't stop celebrating the series in san francisco. two times the last few years this time it was a sweep. when i asked the owner and the whole organization can we work with you? i've been part of an ed lee sweep but not a world series sweep. we took that idea and something that hunter did with all the other players when they won the series they said something that will never leave my mind about this great ball team. they played for each other. and that's what i wanted to make sure t
that is not going to be the large the expensive environment. . review foster forth digesters for the dig j didders project week do a more briefing for you? a. i do not want take the timing in the commission but in private i would like that. >> for me the grit removal is really important because that is an a sand that when the velocity of the flow comes in it did he tier ditierior rates [spelling?] our equipment and so it's a big project for me as well. >> that is where all of the flows enter and that is-- i have experienced it but i have also experienced the complaints from residents and i totally empathize for them and my apologize for them that we have not moved more quickly in this area because i don't know how i could survive there and they are surviving everything every day with that odor and straikses and god knows how many other thing make may be in the air and the prop 55 on the prop of every bougets bottle on carcinogens and is i'm not incense active to these suspicious the fact that we have just found out on the department of environment is we found a connection between spes side
other than the environment, it is counterproductive to supporting the environment. so, for me if i were -- i mean, if that was my position, i would be very supportive of c-e-q-a form that really allowed people to focus on the environmental aspects and then you can debate an appeal project and what you don't like about those projects moving forward. but i think that what's too often the case is that the confusion between c-e-q-a and dislike of a project, and people use c-e-q-a -- if you were to actually look at the number of appeals that actually do happen and whether or not they are upheld by a court or, you know, or by the board of supervisors, there aren't that many. it tells me that the environmental review process along the way is working even if members of the community don't necessarily agree with how it works. >> commissioner antonini. >> well, thank you. my experience is somewhat similar to that of commissioner borden. i first came on the commission in november of 2002, and i was informed on january 1st of 2003 that state legislation had passed making all environmental decisions
into a chaotic environment, people rebel against those and i think that is part of what we're seeing in terms of this opposition. people are very concerned that this change and the variety of changes described in this legislation will cause unintended consequence he. and, so, i think it's important that supervisor wiener and his staff and the planning department has taken the time to really establish a process so that people can, in fact, have an opportunity to participate in that process. i think one of my favorite pieces about this legislation is the increased notification that is required. i think that that -- it also infuses an element of accountability. part of this process is that you want people to exercise their right to comment and participate in their communities and have an input -- have an impact on the outcome of these projects. and we also have to have accountability to the process and make sur that we all can participate in it so that it doesn't have an undue negative impact on the people that we care about. spur organized the c-e-q-a tour, bus tour to several projects around s
or the environment. it threatens the community and the environment and the quality of life as it exists. thank you very much. >>> president fong, members of the commission, mr. sanchez, thank you for allowing me to speak to you this evening on behalf of the pacific avenue neighborhood association. my name is robin tucker and i am the president, share of leadership responsibilities for the organization. our organization's area of responsibility that we take very seriously is to support our neighbors in those efforts that we especially feel not only impact our own neighborhood, but also impacts contiguous neighborhoods, specifically russian hill and the middle polk neighborhood association area as well. i hope that you receive their e-mails that objected to this project as well. i'm appearing before you this evening to object to the property on at least three bases. one, the project, as mr. low stated, has at least the appearance that it is a matter of time before it's converted to a high-end condo unit or condo building. it has already occurred along pacific avenue in two buildings between market a
into the people that are looking entertainment and improving the golf game and coming to the environment to relax and enjoy. >> thank you very much. and i was wondering if you could talk about what kind of community out reach you have done? >> well, we followed the guidelines for abc all of the procedures and instructions that find us such as putting in 390 day notice and mailing out residential. as far as out reaching, again, very new to this process, so i didn't know that i had to do any of that. but of course, if there are things that we need to do, i will make sure that we will do that to the best of our ability and just get this thing smoothly and you know, going. >> have you worked with the district supervisor kim in her office? >> no. the only person that i have really been in contact with carolina at abc and i believe that i talked to inspector gordon at the police department and they made us sign and understand the rules and regulations as far as we know and the type 42 beer and wine license. >> thank you. >> thank you mr. chen. if we could hear from inspector? good morning, rich van cal
with the department environment of san francisco. this is actually going to be the highest rated lead which stands for leadership and energy environmental design. it's the lead goal at the top level. let's hear it for our friends from the department of environment. particularly mike palmer they are all here to be with us. another group that was dedicated to make sure the entire project was complete on time is the commission. they gave us time. lee is the commissioner. >> thank you, lee, i know there are several other commissioners in the audience, we have theresa ono. let's give them a big round of [ applause applause. they deserve our acknowledgment. now we have people who have helped with the fund raising and the building capacity for the library. friends of the library, scott. >> thank you, louis. it's a great pleasure to be with friends. this was a community effort where we had donations from $3 to a $100,000. there is a whole bunch of you, c'mon up. because these were the folks raising the money here in your community for this beautiful branch. [ applause ] also we have diane gray who is go
advertisementing environment and sf travel really helped convene this whole effort to come up with environmentally friendly alternative. there is a big press release coming out soon about triple a's efforts to provide new materials for outdoor advertising. sf travel really a great organization and they really understand that small business helps make san francisco a unique place to come. and supporting the neighborhoods and trying to promote the neighborhoods through their newly revamped visitor's center at the powell street station. near holiday plaza. they did a beautiful job. the architectural makeover and they are some great info graphics there and volunteers who are helping tourists and locals alike to find out more about the city. >> i would also like to add to that, sf travel is going to be introducing a new part of their website, which will be great for our commercial corridors. which is that they would like the merchants associations to create itineraries, and they will be linking our itineraries for our different neighborhoods onto their website and they are creating a whole new section
to tenants that it's worth paying more for a retrofit unit. we need all stake holders in the environment to receive that. >> thank you very much. next speaker? >> good afternoon supervisors, my name is michael wills. i'm an architect and earthquake safety group. i speak in favor of this program because it shows a common sense foresight to have an ordinance that offers and approach to strengthening, financing and a sensitivity to keeping people in their homes. after seeing and working with the details on patrick's committee, i think the city can be proud of this ordinance. it's one that has been drafted with care to all the concerns and not only of the technical seismic committee, technical and seismic professionals, but to the real sense itivity and keeping people in their homes and bringing the financial along with it shows that this is a program that will take care to make sure that all have access to the things that we all wants which is to make a safer, more residue resilient city. so i strongly urge this. >> thank you very much. next speaker. >> good afternoon supervisors, my name
have to really keep in mind is time. and schedule. we are now in a escalation area, environment and these construction cycle and to back up too far to redesign needs to be studied heavily and there are things that can be done and that was the last part of the recommendation is that we need to look at deeper in the bids to understand what is driving us being over budget to look at what would be potential redesign opportunities and repackaging in different ways to gain additional competition. many times i have seen the people step back and say let's redesign something saying that we can do xmillion doing this. we redesign and put it out for bid and because we are in an escalation cycle, it is the same cost and you have less value. >> it is a complicated question, i know that you are looking for something quick. >> you are going to try to get or rethink the steel package. >> we want to investigate deeply with the current bidder and understand his pricing structure throughout and we want to look at what the next steps would be to make a recommendation. >> are there any other package
. having this service animal has meant a lot to me and to see what he does. we talk about an environment we live on everyday. i understand the sentiments of these people. these are the risks we take. there are no guarantees in life. but taxes and the government is going to be there. and you can't escape your taxes or a lawyers bill or doctors bill. but in the interest of fairness so we are all on the same page so it would significantly reduce possible lawsuits, let's be on the same page and wait until we have decided what we will do with sequel. i know sir daniel would like that. thank you very much. >> additional public comment? okay. public comment is closed. commissioner moore. >> i appreciate the public weighing in and make comments and need to be carefully thought and answered and i would appreciate the thorough work. which is sometimes hard to understand when you just read the policy statement on its own without fully seeing the background. the suggestion i would like to make is when you speak about 190 projects for the last 8 years of which 85 which i think is a very good number sinc
and on the visual environment of the community, window signs which compromise transparency, and the different types of signs like that signs that are not on landmark buildings and historic districts and the recommendation that we can continue to make sure there is compliance in that respect. and the signs that have architectural merit and there is ability with this definitely and when it comes to illumination that there is now in the suggestion that there is when there is a change of illumination there is not a change of copy but change in the level of illumination, the kind where it's director internal and all of these things to make sure there is really appropriate conditional use, if there is community input, that there is the full chance to have a hearing and approval by commission appeal to the board of supervisors and appropriate other appeals of structure and increasing in forcing and these are treated as the exceptions rather than grandfather erg. thank you very much for working with us on this and on behalf of the local city that we continue to have a process that's open transparent and in
by the police and by changing the service environment. not by bringing in a lot of bars. i would like to suggest. and south knob hill where i was living for some time. we had an influx of drug dealers and prostitutes and all that. but they didn't solve it boy -- by putting in bars. the bars brought incredible problems. it's definitely a bridge and tunnel, plus youth from all over the city. like i said the ones coming in on muni. there are buses parked illegally all over. >> thank you, i appreciate your comments. i am trying to get to the heart of the matter for those who have problems with it. but my general feeling there is probably a distinction because i am more familiar with union and chestnut. and i would think they have a higher incident of young people. that live in the area. but that's not the real issue here. i think we have to look at this zoning and make sure it doesn't make the situation any worse. but it also maybe gives us more controls. i am generally supportive of staff recommendations here. but i just wanted to get an idea of what might be done on a more enforcement level to kee
. materialize into pedestrian safety and street scape improvements. and given the environment of our public resources, it's a really great opportunity that the project sponsor is going to be able to provide some of these improvements for the entire city in the neighborhood. so we ask that you support this today. thank you. >> thank you. >> good afternoon, i am maury starky, a member of the neighborhood association. i would first like to submit our petition against narrowing the dolores street at the sttop. we are not against all improvements of this in-kind. but we simply believe that a bulb out of eight feet would be adequate for pedestrians to get across. we want all the other improvements that the in-kind proposal is adding to our neighborhood. we think that the planning department's exclaclaim that thb outs will have view on the traffic and we view this as a political proposal and we believe that scott weiner is the one pushing it. it's social engineering in our neighborhood. it will back-up traffic. whether or not they have a lovely graph on how it will not affect us. but if you live i
? this is not an environment that we want to raise the children in. you know? the drug dealers, the constant drunkenness, the public defication. every time that i walk down the walk i have to look down to make sure that i am not stepping in anything. it is not a good quality of life other than, you know, it being an exciting neighborhood. but you know, these every-day little things just walking down the street and dodging you know, ex-cra meant piles is not how i want to live and i am investing in the neighborhood. i have bought there. but, you know, this is just the beginning. and i really, really support this. i also work in oakland and i go to the travis and i have seen the change in old oakland when the travis first came and there was not much. but now if you go down there, in old oakland, there are all of these small shops and it just creates a small vibrant neighborhood that people actually frequent. so, i do support this as a resident and as a planner. thank you. >> thank you. >> next speaker? >> good morning, supervisors. my name is (inaudible) day and i came to support this because i lived in t
on the environment meeting for certain issues related to the urban forestry council and have run into tireless activists from other areas of the city. one of the people i have come to know is dr. espinola jackson from the bayview district. she has great concerns about environmental justice for the people in her exhausted. community. speaking of the bayview district, after december 2011, i found myself to be the only councilmember ~ who attended mayor lee's press meeting to applaud the efforts of the neighbors who worked on the model block project on newcomb avenue. it may be tough for somebody on the urban forestry council to attend these events who has another job. i think to the greatest extent possible since we are automobile volunteers, a community seat member should go out and look at what other people in the neighborhood are doing. i have staffed the usc urban paper table to field questions and concerns from the public. i am also the only person, by the way, who has a landmark tree on the council. i work with scientists, experts from state university and my arborists to plead my case, an
, they are living in a good environment. they have family. my son is about to graduate from college. and my major interest in this is to contribute my experience and my knowledge as to families in the people besides the paperwork and information that i can get from the mental health board, and especially to work with the hispanic community. i speak spanish and be able to help them to not only to get the right care for the families who are mentally ill, also to help them to prevent, to get big problems, especially with bipolar disorder, that they can be very well managed if we go to the right places. the right medication and everything that gets involved in this matter. so, my position will be to advise and to get involved with the community in san francisco with the whole community. i know most of the hispanic community are not very well informed, especially with mental illness issues. so, i would like to contribute to that as well. >> thank you. >>> if you have any questions -- >> any questions? seeing none, thank you very much, ms. flores. >> thank you. next person is melody daniel. >>> good af
of protect the marine environment so habitat and ancillary or other use of property. if you have cargo operation and you have office space that is associated with that cargo operation that would be considered ancillary use that is permissible and then you have the publicen enjoyment of public trust lands. in the burton act we manage this property on behalf of the people of california. people can come to the port, stay at a hotel, eat at a restaurant and shop and those are all determined to be consistent with the public trust. so when we do major projects along the water fronts in almost all cases there is an interest in making sure the state greece agrees that what we are proposing is used with public trust. sometimes that's what the authors want to make sure things are appropriate. the major project that we have built for the land use plan. and in each case we've, with the exception of the cruise terminal have gotten a letter written by the executive officer of the state lands commission. we've gotten commission vote, state land commission itself consist of the state's controller, the
. they want to explore a little bit more and they really got to be in a safe environment. the parking lot is not a place where they can play football and basketball and throw the frisbee and enjoy the out doors because it's unsafe there too. it's important to get this park activated and we are here as friends of youngblood coleman to help out and i want to thank you for your great leadership and kipberly for habitat for humanity and b magic and our residents. we're rocking and rolling you guys so let's do this together. >> thank you very much. >> here is a flier so if you want to come out on any of those days of service and just go on a tour of the park. okay. we welcome you. >> thank you. >> good morning i am vanessa banks and i have a different approach on youngblood coleman. i am one of the leads on the friends of youngblood coleman park but i am also -- i grew up in youngblood coleman park. that was the park that sort of saved my life. i had somewhere to go. i had somebody to be. there were recreational leaders there to help me develop and transition and be athletic and learn s
the appealing independent environment alive on the fillmore, thank you. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please? >> hi, commissioners, (inaudible) i am the president of the san francisco council of district merchant associations. this appeal is about the permit for the foundation repairs not the seismic and i have worked in the construction business and i am aware of what they are trying to do, i do come mend the (inaudible) it is a big deal with ada and accessibility. but what we are concerned about is this is tied into the lease? is this what is being done is going to back with oska they want this to be done? otherwise they won't sign the lease? and i want to make sure this is not tied in and a separate thing. i would like to see the permit to be okay to give the permission that it does not relate to oska the way that i am hearing it. at the same time i would like to be assured and guaranteed that it is not tied in any way to oska that it is just to repair the foundation needed and put in the handicapped bathroom and they can search for a business that will not be a retail that this may be. m
came all the way from israel to meet the people and hang out and she was amazing. >> the environment, the people, everything. it is like everyone has so much energy. >> hey, you are beautiful. and i love you. >> why? because... it is definitely a lot more fun than being inside. >> so far we have had zero problems. it is a long-step process, a lot of thinking and people involved. so we think that we got rid of all of the problems that could happen. they are doing it, and we are doing it and everybody is doing the best that they can. >> it is a wonderful out reach >> come. >> it is beautiful. ♪
in the community and they are creating an unfair business environment, the ten or 15 or 20 percent of the retailers who do choose to break the law and sell to minors, they are receiving all of the business of minors and young people who are seeking tobacco know exactly which stores to go to, so surveys of san francisco unified school district students showed that 58 percent of 11th graders said that it is very easy to access tobacco, that it is easy to access tobacco, i will not include the very word. so there is a responsibility, as a said the tobacco sales are a privilege that are offered to people and retailers and the city of san francisco according to this ordinance. responsibilities come with that opportunity including the responsibility to conduct business in a legal and non-harmful way. the burden of legal sales relies on the store owner who must train all employees and is responsible for all activity that will occur at the business whether it is related to sexual harassment or the sale of drugs, and that is just a copy of 308. so if you will bear with me i would like to go through the acti
about why the cd vs good but in terms of how we change the environment it's more than just changing the city's atmosphere the real magic is because we do all these things but it changes
and meanders under a canopy of oaks yup lipid u.s. and chill out in this pleasant and quiet environment and you might see butter nice, and dandelion and is squirrels hundred dollaring for their next meal and buena vista park is 88 recreation and park commission. >> arata. >> here. >> commissioner bonilla. >> here. >> commissioner harrison. >> here. >> commissioner martin. >> here. >> and commissioner levitan is on her way. just to a few reminders for those joining us this is the rec and park meeting for march 21, 2013. we welcome you today but we ask that you turn off electronic devices that may go off during the proceedings. we ask if you have a secondary conversation take it outside for the meeting to run as efficiently as possible. unless announced by the president of the commission each person has three minutes to speak under public comment. as a reminder we have public comment on item four and then -- and that is for 15 minutes total and then again continued on item number 10. please address your comments to the commission during public comment on items. in order to allow equal time t
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